Special Exhibition "BOTTLEBUILDERS: Constructores de botellas y laberintos cerámicos de los Andes precolombinos."
|Intended for||General public / Enrolled students / Applying students / International students / Alumni / Companies / Elementary school students / Junior high school students / High school students / University students / Academic and Administrative Staff|
|Date(s)||September 24, 2020 — November 29, 2020|
|Venue||The Koishikawa Annex, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo / Museum of Architecture
Location：3-7-1 Hakusan Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan Access
Opening Hours：10:00-16:30 (last admission at 16:00)
Closed Days：Closed on Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays (open on national holidays). May closed irregularly.
The Koishikawa Annex reopens on September 24th, 2020.
|Registration Method||No advance registration required|
|Contact||+81 (0)50-5541-8600 (Hello Dial)|
Andean Civilization is well known for highly elaborated ceramic products. Especially, the wide variety of bottle shaped vessels are characteristic in comparison with other ancient civilizations. The shape of the bottle with narrow spout, raises questions about its manufacturing process. How could the manufacturers’ fingers and tools get in and out of the chamber? “Whistling bottle” have a built-in globular whistle. The space inside the bottle enable the liquid and the air to flow pressing on each other and to create air pressure which makes the whistle to sound. The shape of these bottles of the ancient Andes should not be considered static but needs to be reconsidered from dynamic views. Human body parts such as fingers and production tools get in and out in the process of its fabrication while liquid and air interact in each other when it is used as musical instruments. In this exhibition, we will explore the wonder of the whistling bottles by using recent technology such as X-ray CT, SfM (Structure from Motion) and experimental replication.
Eisei Tsurumi ( Ressearch Associate, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo / Andean Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology)
Exhibition flyer (PDF; in Japanese)